A Level Drama trip to see ‘Birdsong’
Tuesday 20th November 2018
On Friday 9 November, L6 and U6 drama students went to see ‘Birdsong’ at the Progress Theatre, Reading.
Progress Theatre’s adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’s classic novel was a gripping and respectful tribute to the fallen of WW1.
Martin Noble’s set design evoked the dugouts of the Battle of the Somme, but also served as the bourgeois Amiens home of the Azaires, where Stephen Wraysford (Charlie West) met Isabelle (Steph Gunner-Lucas), the love of his life.
The main narrative took us to the battlefields where a bunch of soldiers and sappers were toughing it out, with a common purpose of seeing off the enemy.
The girls all found this drama powerful and compassionate.
“This was a moving reminder of the fallen of the war to end all wars.” – Romilly H (U6)